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M. Ramana Rameswaran

Washington, DC Office

Muthuramanan "Ramana" Rameswaran is an associate in the firm's Health Care practice. With a background in-house and practical experience within health care and pharmaceutical entities, Ramana advises a variety of clients, including hospitals and health systems, physician organizations, medical device suppliers and manufacturers, pharmacies and other entities within the health care field on regulatory, transactional and compliance-related matters.

Ramana counsels on a variety of matters, including those related to complex fraud and abuse, anti-kickback and Stark Law compliance; co-management and other practice management arrangements; consulting arrangements; physician arrangements, Health Information Technology-related matters; large-scale supply chain arrangements, including group purchasing organization (GPO) arrangements; the corporate practice of medicine doctrine; privacy; and 340B Drug Discount program compliance and contracting.

Prior to joining Katten, Ramana practiced health care law in both Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania law firms, where he focused on corporate and regulatory matters. He has also served as part of the in-house counsel team at Temple University Health System and special counsel for Avantor Performance Materials, a performance materials manufacturer for chemicals in the electronics and health sciences industry.

Ramana is currently a voting member of the Governing Council of the American Bar Association's Health Law Section as a Young Lawyer Representative. He is an active nationally registered emergency medical technician (EMT), an active certified emergency medical services instructor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and an Eagle Scout.

Before attending law school, Ramana attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed course work and clinical rotations towards an MD degree. He also has worked at Merck Sharpe & Dohme, making measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in a good manufacturing process environment.

Shown below is a selection of M. Ramana’s engagements.


Chester County EMS Council, Inc.

Chester County EMS Council, Inc., Educator of the Year, 2015

Order of the Barrister

Order of the Barrister, 2013

Temple Moot Court Alumni Award

Temple Moot Court Alumni Award, 2013
October 2011
Co-author, Pro Bono: Ambulances Need Tender Loving Care Too, Journal of Emergency Medical Services
September 2011
Co-author, Pro Bono: Fire Rehab Saves Lives and Reduces Your Liability, Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Co-author, Atrazine is an Immune Disruptor in Adult Northern Leopard Frogs (Rana pipiens), Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 26 (1): 80-85
Co-author, Acid Exposure is an Immune Disruptor in Adult Rana pipiens, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 25 (1): 37-40
June 2018
Moderator | Easier Said Than Done: Challenges of Implementing Outside Counsel Advice on the Inside | American Health Lawyers Association | Webinar
September 2017
Moderator | Career Choice Series: Health Law | American Bar Association | Webinar
March 2017
Speaker | Ethics Challenges for In-House Counsel and Lawyers Who Advise Them | American Bar Association Health Law Section
March 2016
Speaker | 340B—What Attorneys Need to Know Today, Tomorrow and in the Future | American Bar Association Health Law Section
June 2015
Moderator | Applying for In-House Positions | American Bar Association Health Law Section | Webinar
M. Ramana  Rameswaran


  • JD, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • BS, Widener University, magna cum laude
    Certificate in Advanced Honors

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


Chester County EMS Council, Inc.

Educator of the Year, 2015

Order of the Barrister


Temple Moot Court Alumni Award

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  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Governing Council, 2016-Present; vice chair, In-House Counsel Sub-Interest Group
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Uwchlan Ambulance Corps, EMS instructor, former member of Board of Directors, assistant chief
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